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PURPOSE The aim of the article was to introduce a new subantroscopic laterobasal sinus augmentation (SALSA) tecnique as a minimally invasive approach to maxillary peri-implant surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS The SALSA technique consists of the following steps: (1) microsurgical opening of the subantral space (SAS) with detachment of the sinus membrane (SM)(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of performing preoperative spiral CT of the maxilla and mandible with a radiation dose similar to that used for conventional panoramic radiography. The skin entrance doses of radiation used for spiral CT (collimation, 1 mm; pitch, 2; tube voltage, 80 kV; tube current, 40 mA) and for panoramic radiography (75 kV, 8 mA, 15(More)
The tongue-repositioning manoeuvre (TRM) is a method to place the tongue in direct contact with the hard palate. The TRM makes use of voluntary generation of negative interocclusal pressure controlled by an intra-extraoral pressure indicator device in combination with an oral shield. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the TRM influences(More)
OBJECTIVE This study reports a new concept for quantitative analysis of velopharyngeal function using electromagnetic articulography and simultaneous transoral video endoscopy. PARTICIPANTS The velopharyngeal closure mechanism was studied in 16 healthy German subjects during production of the vowel-consonant-vowel sequences /afa/ and /apa/. DESIGN Velar(More)
Sinus augmentation has been advocated to be a surgical technique with predictable results in peri-implant surgery. Endoscopic surgery of the maxillary sinus so far has been used as diagnostic procedure. In this paper, the use of endoscopy is described as a low invasive adjunctive technique in sinus floor augmentation. After preparation of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of flapless implant surgery on crestal bone loss and osseointegration in a canine mandible model. STUDY DESIGN In 6 mongrel dogs, bilateral, edentulated, flat alveolar ridges were created in the mandible. After 3 months of healing, 2 implants in each side were placed by either flap or flapless(More)
Different craniofacial properties require individual targets in incisor inclination. These requirements are mostly scheduled on the basis of cephalometric diagnosis, but, however, performed using straightwire appliances, which refer to third-order angles and not to cephalometric data. The objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between(More)
This report describes a surgical technique for reconstruction of the buccolingually reduced alveolar process. The technique involves the preparation of an artificial socket with immediate implant placement, which reduces total treatment time compared with two-stage procedures. Alveolar preparation comprises lamellar cortical splitting of the alveolus,(More)
Objective data are required for assessing the influence of movements of the tongue on the position of the teeth. Electromagnetic articulography (EMA) makes it possible to track movements of the tongue using the principle of inductive distance measurement. A helmet made of light but robust acrylic material serves as a carrier for three transmitter coils;(More)
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was established in 1975. IFPRI is one of 15 agricultural research centers that receive principal funding from governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations, most of which are members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Notices 1(More)